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Dec 20, 2012 9:00am EST
new mexico, jeff bingaman, as he retires from a long career of service to our country. for 30 years, senator bingaman has been a dedicated representative of the people of new mexico, but for those -- for 26 of those years, he was a junior senior from new mexico. the only person that i know of that was a junior senator longer than senator bingaman was fritz hollings. he was a junior senator for many, many decades to strom thurmond. but 26 years here in the senate still makes you a fairly senior member. jeff served alongside senator pete domenici, the longest serving senator in new mexico's history, until in 2009 he was the most senior junior senator. still, mr. president, jeff bingaman has never been one to get hung up on titles or credits. if there were ever the conscience of this body, it's jeff bingaman, a man who has been called by others, including by ron dorgan, a -- including byron dorgan, a workhorse. that's really true. for three decades, he has quietly and with dignity fought for the people of new mexico and this country. american industrialist henry kaiser said with this b
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
, senator jeff bingaman. i think most of the people on his committee feel that he's a good friend. he's been a good friend and mentor to me here in the senate in the years that i've been here, and then also when i arrived in the house we worked with each other. he's been a very good public servant for new mexico and for the united states. and he truly can wear that united states senator proudly. my dad always used to remind me, he used to say -- he said don't forget. you go to represent new mexico, but he says you're a united states senator. and jeff bingaman has worn that title, i think, very, very proudly. jeff is a rare combination of character: brilliant and humble. for jeff, it's about the work. not about his own ego, not about a monument to himself. for three decades in the u.s. senate, he has been making a difference for the american people and for our home state of new mexico. public service is a noble profession when it isn't swamped by money and when it isn't held hostage to partisanship, and jeff is the best example i know of of nobility and politics. by washington stan
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Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
. president, i rise today to honor my friend, illinois state senator jeff shoalberg on his more than two decades of service in the illinois state assembly. he was elected to the statehouse at the age of 30 was elected to the illinois senate in 2003 where he rows to the acres of serve being as assistant majority leader. more importantly, jeff schoenberg has been a dedicated public servant to his constituents in evanston and to the people of illinois. jeff sponsored a bill that would provide better access to quality health care and give consumers the opportunity to make better choices for their health. he also secured more than $5 billion in federal funds for safety net hospitals like mt. sinai, mercy and holy cross. jeff schoenberg supported the illinois safe zones act which paved the way for stem cell research and insisted on greater accountability and oversight at the illinois state toll highway thomplet a father of two, he was critical to the passage of a measure to allow schools to keep and administer epinephrine following the death of a 13-year-old girl who had an allergic reaction t
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
sunday, over the weekend, grief struck the capital city of kansas in my home state. officer jeff athalate fatally shot while on duty, investigating drug activity occurring inside a vehicle outside a neighborhood grocery store. as they approached the vehicle and orbded the okay -- ordered the occupants to get out the gunmen took the lives of both officers. when we lose someone in a community in kansas, it's not just a name. it's somebody we go to church with. it's somebody we know and care about. these individuals are that to their friends and family in topeka and across our state. david had been part of the topeka police department for 21 years. he spent 13 years as a reserve officer and 8 years as a full-time officer. his service tkphot begin as a police officer. he served in the kansas national guard and recently retired. police chief ronald miller described david as someone who served his life to his country and to the city of tow pea kafplt david's service was a model to others including his son brandon who followed his dad's footsteps and served the topeka community as a pol
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
of television watching experiences. >> host: jeff buick of time warner predicted that most channel will be like hbo. subdescription based, you'll be able to watch, almost À la carte. he didn't say À la carte. >> guest: i don't think he would. that means many different things to many different people. what it means, which i think is correct, is that people will have a very, anytime, anywhere device. my life as a child of television enwe my show is on at 7:30 and i'm angry with my bauer because we're out shopping and if we don't get back i'm goes to mess it and not have any ability to catch up to it or see it again. i can remember that anxiety. when are we getting home? no child today has that experience, first of all, already. but the new dimension that's going to come into that is the devices. more than just the traditional set in the home but the ability to get to these other things, which is why you see people talking about software and ip, meaning if i can speak the language of awe computing devices and i can import my experience to computing guys that will give the consumer m
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 4:15pm EST
jeff does a marvelous job of shifting back and forth between then court, the people, and doctrine. i read a "new york times" review talks about that emphasis on personalities as well as opinions. so, d. >> let me talk about the supreme court by the numbers. there are six men and three women. first time in history, three women on the court. six catholics and three jews. first time in history there are no president cities -- protestants. there are representatives from the new york city burrows, one from queens, ruth ginsburg from -- tragically staten island is unrepresented. so those are some facts about the supreme court which i home are interesting. here's a fact about the supreme court that's important. there are five republicans and four democrats. the supreme court to me, anyway, is most important as a political institution that renders largely political judgments about the issues that come before it. i don't say that as criticism. i often, in forums like this -- why do they have to do so much politics. can't they just decide the law? well, when they decide questions like, does th
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am EST
-watching experiences. >> host: jeff bukes of time warner recently predicted that most channels in a couple years will be like hbo; subscription-based, you'll be able to watch almost a la carte. >> guest: well, people say that -- >> host: he didn't say a la carte. >> guest: i don't think that he would. [laughter] you know, that means many different things to many different people. what it means, what it means which i think is correct is that people will have a very anytime, anywhere, any device kind of approach to their television experience. you know, my life as a child of appointment television when my show was on 7:30 and i'm angry with my mother because we're out shop, and if we don't get back in the next 20 minutes, i'm going to miss it. and i'm not going, by the way, to have any ability to catch up to it or see it again, i can remember that anxiety. when are we getting home to see my show? no child today has that experience, first of all, already. but the new dimension that's going to come into that is the devices, right? more than just the traditional set on the home, but the ability
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
organization started by earl warren here with us today, and jeff miller. it flies world war ii veterans after to see this beautiful memorial at no cost to the veterans. they fly from 117 cities from across the country and have flown over 100,000 veterans to date. for the past two years my business partners and our team have followed the veterans and volunteers from the stars and stripes on the organization in milwaukee. it's my honor to direct your attention to the to world war ii veterans that are here with us today. they are amazing guys who have also become my very, very good friends. i first like to acknowledge julian, and his daughter, julie. can you give a wave? where is julian? julian served in the navy as a cook, and also on the unit for he buried both japanese and american soldiers. he is a published poet. next i want to tell you about joe. who is a company today by his wife. say hi, joe. [applause] many of the now joe, but you might not know why. this picture was taken of him in 1945 in "life" magazine. it was called the human skeleton, weighing only 70 pounds, after suffering
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
home which is of the show. i want to thank everyone who brought this together, jeff harris, give jeff hand. [applause] >> jim spiegelman who is always a supporter of everything we do. bill mayer who is an advocate of our program and all of you who have engaged in this conversation. as an investigative journalist, people like donovan hill who suffered second impact syndrome, they talk to me because they want something great to come of their story. they want people to learn so it doesn't happen to someone else. the kind of journalism that is essentials, there is another component if something happens afterward. important people come together and share their perspective and find common ground and identify ideas and advance the conversation moving forward but i feel like i am helping the donovan hills of the world. thank you for coming. [applause] >> if i could interject, i flew out here to ask one question. are am a concerned parent. i have been to four of your executive committee members, these gentlemen are the most adept at speaking to this issue. you mentioned we should have mor
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
honor to serve these past two years, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico, chairman of the energy committee. simply one of the kindest, smartest, gentlest people i've ever met. it's been a great pleasure working with him on the energy and natural resources committee. i remember we were both speaking at a conference on advanced energy research this last year out at national harbor. thousands of scientists, investors and entrepreneurs were there. i pulled up in front of the massive convention hall and right out in front, prius with new mexico plates. sure enough, chairman jeff bingaman jumps out of the driver's seat -- no staff -- so here's the chairman of the senate energy committee, a senator for nearly 30 years, driving himself to a major policy speech in his prius. practicing what he preaches, prepared to deliver an important speech in a moment that showed his humility. as unassuming a man as senator bingaman is, when he speaks, you listen. he's living proof that the value of one's words can and should exceed their volume. that day at national harbor, senator bingaman delivered
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
-mail at booktv@c-span.org, twitter.com/booktv, that will all begin, will begin taking calls. jeff cox, a classmate of the president, here is a quote, jeff cox talking, had the ability to project cool, it seemed to me, calm, almost nonchalant, part of the image, not just of him but generally in hawaii where in my mind there was some line between sophisticated the attachment and slacker or lazy, very exuded sophisticated detachments, he has his act together, understood how things worked all little better than the rest of us. >> host: 16 years old jeff cox is talking about his classmates, seeing characteristics of his presidency, that has not changed that much. the reason for that detachment, has to do with hawaii. there is that native hawaiian thing, no matter what else is going on, keep cool here. that is sort of the sensibility barry and his buddies who had his buddies what they call the true game which basically is basketball and smoking dope. just be cool. that is part of hawaii, part of barry's formative years and he has always had that nature. another aspect is more developed
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm EST
reckoning that lies ahead. jeff in santa fe, calif. you are on booktv. please go lead with your question. >> caller: earlier you talk about our international institutions are week that need to be made stronger to properly govern multinational corporations. given that nations around the world are in different phases coupled with the greatest different culture, how would you go about stressing these institutions? it could take a long time for the national institutions. thank you. >> it will take a long period of time. in most countries are round world talking about strengthening international institutions is the third rail in politics. if you want to see a little sovereignty of ford and you are out of business. if we don't see sovereignty upward we don't preserve national sovereignty or national interests. the reason superstorm sandy cause such damage in the northeast of the united states was not exclusively related to environmental policies and actions taken in the united states of america. .. and the course of civilization and the history of civilization and taking government from small
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:30pm EST
extremely low. >> hi, my name is -- is this on? >> my name is jeff schrader and i work for the natural gas industry. i would like to address the water issue and then a quick question on the wealth that uses about the same amount of water on the golf course in about three weeks with that energy we are producing a lot more natural gas that's creating a tremendous amount of jobs in this country and bringing manufacturing back. so, it kind of goes back to what you're saying on the trade-off and the other factors. i did have a question that you mentioned on corn ethanol that creates are other ethanol creative from nitrous oxide? >> i don't know about that. i do know there are other biofuels that have, and one of them ironically enough is the genetically modified algae which is able to take carbon dioxide and convert it into fatty acids which is the soul, by yo de seÓul so there are other -- don't lump all of the biofuels together because they are not all the same converting corn into ethanol seems to be a bad idea there are other biofuels that may have potential. >> am i terse oxid
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 10:45pm EST
homework. how did they possibly get anything done? i want to agree with what jeff toobin had to say about the politics of it and expand a little bit on what he had to say not just the politics among the justices which are crucial and endlessly fascinating the politics among the clerks and between the clerks from different chambers and the justices that's what interests me to ring it is a small working groups of individuals that are dealing with the biggest political issues of the day, and so when i do research on the clerk's what i find is that the clerks are i think influential in this process and i know it's controversial to say so, but if you look at the process of a holistic way, but you find is that clerks are -- in fact they are required to give their opinions on the matters that are being decided by the court and potentially decided by the court. the lobby their justices and they must say we should take this case or we should not take this case and not just in terms of the law but whether it is a good time to take the case publicly because of the presidential election going on. the
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
of the governor, dan richard, who's the head of the railroad authority, jeff morales who's the executive director of the railroad authority, to complete, to complete the california high-speed rail corridor within the next ten years. >> be wow. okay, sir. well, with that, i'd like to join with my colleagues in wishing you a happy birthday, and also i think even more than your birthday, we hope that you'll continue to stay and serve in this capacity. >> thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you. the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. ribble? >> good morning, mr. secretary. thanks for coming on in on your birthday, we're glad to have you here. just one quick comment, and maybe you can help me understand this. i'm from northern wisconsin where we don't have high-speed rail and maybe never will. it's a lot of woods and farmland and not a lot of people. i do recognize that high-speed rail would work and work probably effectively. so i'm not negative on high-speed rail, and i want to make it clear. although i do think there's a level of naivete, kind of a wonderful naivete for americans t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
minister, the father is the father, the sun is the son and jeff government. so if everyone in his, and i should say or her place though confucianism doesn't leave much fun for the element. and that within the region and with the world as china looks at, a sense of harmony, japan would be law, that sense of harmony and how you would achieve it is that their frustration is that the work is not just acquiescing to the notion that they are a rich country, that they are returning, that they're powerful, that they want respect. and they want to see the world kind of step back and give it greater latitude, but doesn't see this. this is what i think whether i personally think we are on a collision course. because when you look at what china's expectations of the world are, you also look at its paranoia, you look at jim, i'd love to hear utah, you're such an expert insider, what's going on in the cyber world. you see something which seems hard to me, despite her best efforts in not one to replace history, that the rise of a great power usually and often leads to messiness. usually and often leads
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
say a goodbye to our friend, jeff bingaman, of new mexico, someone who's always brought intellectual rigor, a lawyer's insistence on thoroughness and a real commitment to people. it's been an honor and a pleasure to work with him on the help committee, especially on the affordable care act. i was proud to support him all that he did, particularly in developing and focusing on the health work force for the future. i knew i could count on jeff in the committee and on the floor as one of those men that i refer to as the ga gallahads, where mn of quality always support we women as we sought equality. our initiatives to end discrimination against women in the health care and in the workplace were some of our proudest achievements in working together. i also would like to comment about jon kyl. i've worked across the aisle from jon kyl and i've been seated across the table from him at everything from bible study group to the senate intelligence committee. we studied the words of the bible together to make ourselves better and we worked in our committees to make the world bette
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
. twitter.com/booktv. of all began in 15 or 20 minutes when we take your calls. jeff cox was a classmate of the president at the high school. he said that iraq had the ability to project cool. almost a nonchalant way. it was all part of the image thing, not just of him, but generally in hawaii, where in my mind there was some kind of line between sophisticated detachment and just slacker lately. and he exuded the sophisticated detachment. he has his act together in a way. he understood how things work, maybe a little better than the rest of us. >> guest: you know, that was when he was 15 or 16 years old. and you can see some of those characteristics today in his presidency. there are a lot of reasons for that detachment. part of it has to do with hawaii. he was a native hawaiian and you just keep cool. no matter what else is going on. he had not come ridership with his buddies. best of all, you know, just being cool. it was part of his formative years. he has always had that nature. another aspect is more developed and related, i would say, or politics, which is in this country and all of i
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:30am EST
put this on per get >>host: you take it to jeff four flex payments today? >>caller: yes. >>host: why not what a great special. >>guest: you will experiencethen we will talk to you next year ahead >>host: thank-you dalina. % size pheromone a $65 value we do not have the hand cream and a lot of these kids. a full-size bath and shower gel body and you 2 kid gift boxes. we have some special holiday treats just for you. - [♪ music ♪] [commercial] [commercial] [♪ music ♪] [reading] [♪ music ♪] >>host: good morning think you for being a part of the special marilyn miglin gift. --thank you. this is your hot fragrance. this >>host: is all about bombshell. i love the feather off to the side. shell has been phenomenal.first time we are offering you the dusting powder. it >>guest: marabout dusting powder.hotwhat you would normally spend for their rance,with your dusting powder it is holidays, we wanted to do something extra special. so we give you flex pay on top of that. c13 this, one of your newest additions i do not know what makes me more excited, feathers, or tote bags? [la
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
here with us today and jeff miller. that flies world war ii veterans to see the beautiful memorial at no cost to the veteran. they fly from 117 cities from across the country and flown over 100,000 veterans to date. for the past two years, my business partners and i and our team have toll involved the veterans from the awesome stars and types honor flights in milwaukee. it's i hon honor to direct your attention to two world war ii veterans. they are amazing guys and become my friends. i would like to acknowledge julian and his daughter julie. can you give a waive? there's julian. [applause] julian served on the navy as a cook and also on the burial dispow -- he's a publish poet and took the first trip to washington, d.c., on a honor flight. next i want to tell you about joe. who is a accompanied by his wife. can you say i had, joe? [applause] many of you know joe but you might not know why. a picture was taken of him in 19 hay for the life magazine. it was called the "human skelton" weighing over 90 pounds. he became one of the most iconic images in world war ii after suffering in the
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
again one of our most popular and respected members, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico. when jeff came to this body 30 years ago, he had already led a life of accomplishment created in small-town new mexico, silver city. he was an eagle scout, graduated from harvard college, stanford law school, where he met his future wife, ann. while at stanford, he worked in senator robert f. kennedy's campaign for president. at the age of 35, he was elected new mexico attorney general in 1978. and four years later at the age of 39, elected to the united states senate. during his three decades in this body, jeff bingaman has been a classic workhorse senator as opposed to being a show horse senator. he is truly remarkable and distinctive among senators for his willingness to shun the limelight and share the credit in order to get important things done for his state and for this country. senator bingaman has been a much valued colleague of mine on the health, education, labor and pensions committee, but he has really made his mark in the senate a lasting mark in his role as chair of the energy an
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
mcmillan wrote was jeff is a mischief. how can this that man with his big eyes and lips flow of talk really be ahead, the bizarre of all these millions of people of this vast country? khrushchev seemed to be equal parts bluster and insecure. to his son, sergei, he was worried he was not properly dressed for dinner at the summit, and the plane he flew into geneva was smaller than the planes of the western leader. chris job like to brag and threaten. he like to wag his finger at the west saying we will bury you. he wanted to test the west. the testing price, flashpoint was berlin, the former german capital, over 100 miles inside time in his east germany but was still a free city protected by the western powers. in november 1958, khrushchev delivered an ultimatum. the west had to be out of berlin and six months, or else. this is a crisis, the greatest crisis of the cold war up to that point. the press, congress and much of the eisenhower administration this men were. we need to show resolve, it was said, to beef up our troop strength and get ready to divide the red army. meeting pr
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 8:00am EST
bit, we -- jefferson, the politician, jefferson, the renaissance man, jeff the symbol -- jefferson, the symbol, you know, secessionists wanted a piece of him in the run-up to the civil war, frank lib roosevelt -- franklin roosevelt wanted him in the runup to world war ii. he can be used in any way you need partly because he was so articulate and so prolific. 20,000 or more letters, brilliantly written, wonderfully eloquent. so what can we make of him? this is, this ises the man, the human being we have, you know, and that's what i always want to get to. answering president kennedy's question, what was he like. in the service of trying to figure this out, i asked for and was granted permission to sleep in jefferson's bedroom one night on a pallet on the floor, i hasten to add. [laughter] and wanted to hear how the clock sounded. jefferson always said he woke when he could start to make out the hands of the clock. and the sun had not caught me in belled in more than 40 years. and i -- in bed in more than 40 years. as dean acheson once said, no one comes out second best in their memoi
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
representatives before that. now it's time to move on. my successor, senator-elect jeff flake, is a good and honorable public servant who will work hard on behalf of our great state of arizona. and my colleague, john mccain, will continue his long and dedicated public service as well. i appreciate the remarks he delivered here yesterday. i want to say thank you to my colleagues for your friendship. it's been a privilege working with so many of you on both sides of the aisle. while it's true that washington would benefit from more civility, the senate behind the scenes is an extraordinarily collegial institution. and i will certainly miss that aspect of the job. i also want to thank my staff, past and present, for working so many long hours, and for spending so much time analyzing the issues that will determine america's future. mr. president, farewell speeches offer the opportunity to reminisce about the past. i don't believe that would be the best use of your time or mine. instead, i'm going to comment on some of the biggest public policy changes america faces and recommend princip
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
senator domenici of new mexico. and i do want to say that we're really going to miss senator jeff bingaman, our chairman on that energy committee. he has done a remarkable job at putting clean energy front and center of our agenda. and then this tax credit was most recently extended in 2009 as part of president obama's recovery act. so renewable energy has enjoyed long-standing bipartisan support, and the wind tax credit has been a great success. the cost of wind power has fallen dramatically as the presiding officer knows, it has fallen dramatically over the years. for example, general -- g.e.'s wind power costs have dropped from 15 cents per kill a watt-hour to near five cents in the last ten years. wind is becoming cost competitive with fossil fuels. on some days, it's the cheapest electricity available. let me just repeat that because that's important, because we hear arguments out there that, oh, this is expensive, but on some days, it is the cheapest electricity available. the department of energy estimates we could receive 20% of our electric power from wind alone by 2030, but we ne
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
? you have jeff flake, a longtime incumbent who has a track record, an interesting truckload on the immigration issue. talk about the way latinos voted in there and the way immigration played. >> you. well, to answer your question why did flake when, it really boils down to name recognition. flake as you indicated, is a well-known name in arizona politics. serving sense, you know, a decade, and the feminine goes way back. his heritage goes way back to the pioneers. that's another thing, factor to keep in mind just the level of enthusiasm among mormon voters were voting for jeff flake but also get mitt romney on the ballot, a mormon candidate. to get high levels of enthusiasm among mormon, the mormon electorate to vote for the two candidates, and that was a significant hurdle for carmona, and obama's campaign to overcome in arizona. >> let's delve into that really briefly because it seems like there is, it seems like there's a potential path for victory for republicans that doesn't necessarily involve latino voters if they can find other ways to tap in and expand their bases. as you
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
proposal on the scale that he's talked about. jeff? >> the speaker's comments today indicate that in spite of his meeting with the president on monday here at the white house, that very little progress has been made. does the white house share that assessment? >> i don't think that's what he said. the discussions have been cordial. we would agree with that, and i think that lines of communications remain open. but what we are not going to do is give a daily or an elderly assessment of whether or not the congress is being made or whether what specific items are being discussed because we don't think that is fruitful or helpful towards achieving the goal that we think we share which is reaching a compromise that congress can pass and the president can sign into law. >> [inaudible] >> i don't think it is helpful to give hourly or daily read-outs of progress because our interest is in achieving a workable compromise that reflect the principles the president has talked about so clearly and has put forward before the american people for so long when it comes to having balance and making su
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
that. now it's time to move on. my successor, senator-elect jeff flake s a good and honorable public servant who will work hard on behalf of our great state of arizona. and my colleague, john mccain, will continue his long and ted candidated public service -- dedicated public service as well. i appreciate the remarks he delivered here yesterday. i want to say thank you to my colleagues for your friendship. it's been a privilege working with so many of you on both sides of the aisle. tha while it's true that washingtone would benefit from more civility, the farther behind the scenes is an extraordinarily collegial institution, and i will certainly miss that aspect i alsoi want to thank my staff, past and present, for working so many long hours and for spending so much time analyzing thessue issues that will determine america's future.ermineur mr.e. president, a farewell speh is often the opportunity to reminisce about the past. i actually don't believe that would be the best use or either your time or mine.. instead, i'm going to comment on some of the biggest public policy changes am
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Dec 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
? >> i don't think they can continue to ignore the latino vote, and now that jeff flake is in office it will be interesting to watch his -- whether he comes back home to his original pakistan being an advocate for immigration reform. when he made the run for the u.s. senate seat, given the politics of arizona, he shifted back and became a border hawk, much like john mccain in 2008, build that dang fence first now. he is safely elected he might be one of the key runs that brings up and pushes for comprehensive immigration reform in the u.s. senate, and one interesting survey note that came from the latino decisions poll on election eve, was a question that asked latino voters in arizona about their willingness to vote for republicans if they took a leadership rope on comprehensive immigration reform, and 39% of latino voters said if the republican part ensured passage of immigration reform that would make them more likely to vote for the republican party, and that tells republicans in arizona that, rather than pursuing a strategy that perhaps arpaio and russell pearce chose to do in t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
those kinds of shenanigans again. that's unacceptable. yes, jeff? >> speaking. debt ceiling, does an agreement have to be part of the agreement to divert the fiscal cliff? >> we're not going to negotiate over what is a fundamental responsibility of congress, which is to pay the bills that congress incurred. it should be part of the deal. it should be done. it should be done without drama. we cannot allow our economy to be held hostage again to the whims of an ideological agenda. it's -- we are the united states of america. we are the greatest economy on earth. we pay our bills. we always have. you know, if congress wants to reduce spending, that should be part of the negotiations that go into making decisions about how we spend, you know, the programs we spend money on, and the president's very interested in reducing spending and reducing our deficits, but you don't default on the economy. that is -- we saw -- >> [inaudible] >> yes. we saw what happened in 2011, and it's unacceptable. >> did the president have to chance to speak to republicans last night at the reception here abou
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
go to jeff in tampa, florida, independent caller. >> caller: good morning, how you doing? >> host: good morning, sir. >> caller: yes, i have a question for mr. buckley, and this is more -- it may be a little generic, but something that a couple of my friends and i have talked about and just trying a basic understanding of. instead of having an income tax, has there ever been any discussion about having a national or a federal sales tax to help offset so this way everyone from the rich to the poor, everyone pays the same amount? i mean, i'm not sure the exact amount that you would have to pay, i'm not an economists, but it's just something we've always thought about, and i was just curious what mr. buckley thought. >> guest: well, there were proposals in the middle '90 from then-republican ways and means committee chairman bill archer to totally repeal the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax. they never went anywhere for a variety of reasons, the first is the rate of the tax would have to be extraordinarily high. well above 20%, in the mid to upper 20s, the replacem
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00am EST
ability to allow people to help themselves. because senator jeff sessions just put out, in i think october, the senate budget committee look at all the programs and what the average family beneficiary was on all the social welfare programs, it's around $50,000 a year. her family. think about that. -- per family. that's without taxes. that's greater than the family income in the united states. so we have now moved those, and this is not tonight anybody who really needs our help. but what we have now done is we have a safety net that a sequel -- that is equal to average per capita income in this country. and so what that does is it takes away any incentive to better yourself because you are equal with everybody else in terms of benefits. that's significant. very significant in terms of motivations, in terms of people bettering themselves, in terms of people reaching higher. that's a worrisome statistic host back shannon, portland, oregon, good afternoon. this is booktv on c-span2. >> caller: hello. i want to start off by saying you're a great men of integrity and it's a pleasure to t
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
the shelter had only one candle with which to like the whole process and then jeff donated hundreds of dollars worth of campbell's to help them out and out there raising more funds for the shelter. this is the type of state. just as i personally since i have been here have stood with the people of the gulf coast or the people of joplin misery or after a tornado ravage the community. it's who we are, what we do is a country, and it's what truly gives the meeting to the united states of america. thank you. >> thank you so much. all of our speakers have been extraordinary, and i no -- i am going to, with your permission, include a lot of these photographs in our records. okay. okay. and our last senator to speak before we head to our house colleagues will be senator blumenthal from connecticut. we are so delighted that you could be here. go right ahead. >> thank you very much. i want to thank you and ranking member and half for today's hearing. my colleagues to have stated so eloquently what happened in new york and new jersey, connecticut , share their faith although the lack -- natio
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
bipartisan amendment that's been offered by senators jeff merkley and mike lee. the foreign intelligence surveillance act as interpreted by a secret court known as the foreign intelligence surveillance court. the merkley-lee amendment would require that significant legal interpretations of fisa by the secret court be declassified. the concept of secret law is anathema to a democracy. the american people have the right to know how laws passed by their elected representatives are interpreted and implemented. i thant want to thank senators merkley and lee for taking up this cause. in 2003 i worked on a provision in the 9/11 intelligence reform bill that would have required the declassification of significant legal interpretations by the fisa court. unfortunately, that provision was removed from the final bill at the insistence of the bush administration. former senator russ feingold, my predecessor as chairman of the constitution subcommittee was also an outspoken advocate of declassifying fisa court opinions and back in 2008 he held a hearing on the problem of secret law. this is an import
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Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm EST
recognized. mr. sessions: mr. president, i would ask that commander jeff bennett be allowed permission to occupy the floor. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. sessions: mr. president, i rise today to honor navy commander jeffrey a. bennett ii. commander bennett has served as a military fellow in my office since december of last year. he brought to public service the same passion and honor he's brought to military service. commander bennett is a 1992 naval academy graduate and was nominated for the academy by the chairman of the armed services committee several years ago, carl levin. he came to my office after a tour serving as captain of the u.s.s. stockdale, an arleigh burke class guided missile destroyer. i know he was an excellent captain, indeed. i personally observed commander bennett's abilities. i am very impressed. he has a good strategic grasp of america's challenges while also mastering the details necessary to fully grasp military, budget and financial issues, among other issues that we deal with. his command of the defense authorization and appropriation legislation
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